FIR against social networking site Facebook

FIR against social networking site Facebook

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Asia Bizz: An Indian social activist has recently filed an FIR against the popular social networking site Facebook. The FIR has been filed as the complainant alleged that the Facebook and a journalist asked the people to burn the Bhagwat Gita, which is considered as the Holy book for the Hindus in India.

The complaint has been logged by Nutan Thakur at the Gomti Nagar Police Station, under various sections of the IPC on December 25, 2011. Nutan has alleged that the journalist, who calls himself as the Editor in Chief of a Punjab daily newspaper, asked the people to burn the Bhagwat Gita.

According to the journalist, the scripture made derogatory references to women. The person who has filed the complaint is a resident of Jalandhar in the state of Punjab.

The complaint has been filed under the sections 153 A for imputations and assertions prejudicial to national integration, 153 B public nuisance, 153 for promoting enmity between different groups on the grounds of communities and other grounds, 290 for intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace, 504 criminal intimidation and 506 and 66 A A IT Act for using the Information Technology for these purposes. Such an incident has come up despite the warning given by Kapil Sibal to the social networks for filtering the content on the websites.